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ENFJ - The "Mentor"
Myers-Briggs Personality Types (Free Test)
ENFJs are externally focused, introspective, altruistic, positive and have excellent people skills. They place utmost importance on helping others grow. They are warm and have a natural desire to be supportive and encouraging. Being charismatic and posessing excellent language skills, they do well in leadership roles. ENFJs strive to enhance the lives of their human brethren.
About the ENFJ
Expert Quotes & Links
"ENFJs are the benevolent 'pedagogues' of humanity. They have tremendous charisma by which many are drawn into their nurturant tutelage and/or grand schemes. Many ENFJs have tremendous power to manipulate others with their phenomenal interpersonal skills and unique salesmanship."
- ENFJ Profile (TypeLogic)
"altruistic, easily hurt, religious, neat, content, positive, affectionate, image conscious..."
- ENFJ Jung Type Descriptions (similarminds.com)
"Success for an ENFJ comes through involvement in the process of making things happen for people; through the accomplishments and satisfactions of those they have helped to enrich the human world with greater value, and through finding that their efforts on behalf of others have fulfilled their own life as well."
- ENFJ Personal Growth (The Personality Page)
"Teachers expect the very best of those around them, and this expectation, usually expressed as enthusiastic encouragement, motivates action in others and the desire to live up to their expectations."
- The Portrait of the Teacher Idealist (Keirsey)
"ENFJs are people-focused individuals. They live in the world of people possibilities. More so than any other type, they have excellent people skills. They understand and care about people, and have a special talent for bringing out the best in others. ENFJ's main interest in life is giving love, support, and a good time to other people. They are focused on understanding, supporting, and encouraging others. They make things happen for people, and get their best personal satisfaction from this."
- Portrait of an ENFJ (The Personality Page)
"ENFJs focused on the organization's ideals and operate within those ideals. They focus on how organizations should treat people and communicate these values to others. They enjoy leading and facilitating teams, and like to bring matters to mutually beneficial conclusions. ENFJs prefer a work setting that contains individuals focused on changing things for the betterment of others."
- ENFJ - The Safe (Lifexplore)
"Rated by psychologists among 2 types least likely to have trouble in school. "
- ENFJ Facts (discoveryourpersonality.com)
Real ENFJ People
* Abraham Maslow - psychologist
* Andy Griffith - actor
* Ben Affleck - actor
* Ben Stiller - actor, comedian
* Bob Saget - actor
* Brenda Vaccaro - actress
* Craig T. Nelson - actor (Coach)
* Dennis Hopper - actor
* Diane Sawyer - television journalist
* Dick Van Dyke - actor
* Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - minister, civil rights activist
* Elizabeth Dole - senator
* Francois Mitterand - French President
* James Garner - actor
* John Wooden - basketball player, coach
* Johnny Depp - actor
* King David - King of Israel
* Kirstie Alley - actress
* Lauren Graham - actress
* Margaret Mead - cultural anthropologist
* Matthew McConaughey - actor
* Mikhail Gorbachev - last leader of Soviet Union
* Pete Sampras - tennis champion
* Peyton Manning - NFL quarterback
* Ralph Nader - attorney, political activist
* Randy Quaid - actor
* Ross Perot - businessman
* Tommy Lee Jones - actor
* William Aramony - United Way president
* William Cullen Bryant - poet
Fictional ENFJs (Characters)
* Faye Valentine - Cowboy Bebop
* Jules Winnfield - Pulp Fiction
ENFJ Career Matches
ENFJs are often happy with the following jobs which tend to match well with the Mentor/Visionary personality.
* Administrative Assistant
* Careers Counselor
* Church Worker
* Computer Specialist
* Events Coordinator
* Human Resources
* Occupational Therapist
* Project Manager
* Sales Representative
* Senior Manager
* Social Worker
* Technical Specialist
Learn more about ENFJs from the ENFJs themselves by joining a group, forum or e-mail list.
* SU: ENFJ - Group and discussion forum for ENFJs at StumbleUpon.
* ENFJ Yahoo Group - Currently the largest ENFJ group on Yahoo Groups.
* ENFJ Open - This community is being provided to facilitate concentration of the ENFJ type.
* The ENFJ Zone - Another Yahoo Groups ENFJ community.
More ENFJ Information
Visit these recommended ENFJ profile pages for more information.
* Portrait of an ENFJ
* The Portrait of the Teacher Idealist
* TypeLogic ENFJ Profile
* ENFJ - The Sage
* ENFJ Personal Growth
* ENFJ Relationships
* Careers for ENFJ Personality Types
* ENFJ Personality Types
* ENFJ Facts
* ENFJ - Jung Type Descriptions